Joe Orton 's unfinished screenplay, written for the Beatles in 1967 and adapted for radio by John Retcher.
Blur's Damon Albam joins an all-star cast in the first production of Joe Orton's film script, originally written for the Beatles. It's a biting satire about sexual mores written during the 1967 Summer of Love. Two young men, played by Joe Fiennes and Douglas Hodge, struggle in a world dominated by monstrous women.
Orton was found dead on the very day he was to meet director Richard Lester about the making of the film. In this first production of the play, Blur's Damon Albarn provides a musical link to the original Beatles casting. Adrift in a world run by monstrous tweed-suited women shod in thick leather brogues, three men decide to start a worldwide revolution to overthrow the matriarchy. By turns funny, moving, sexual and surreal, the play celebrates the ferocity of Orton's farce, the music of the Beatles and the Summer of Love.
Narrator: Leo McKern
Connie: Sylvia Syms
Prime Minister: Prunella Scales
Jack Ramsay: Damon Albarn
Ian Mc Turk: Douglas Hodge
Christopher Low: Joe Fiennes
Rowena Torrence: Louise Lombard
Patricia Dromgoole: Jacinta Mulcahy
Mayor: Kenneth Cranham
Bernard Coates: David Calder
Father Brodie: Mark Lambert
With Allan Mitchell, Edward Halstead, Mark Webb, John Gielgud and Joe Dowling